Name : Krishna Kumar Designation : Scientist Contact Information : MER Division Educational Qualification : M.Tech. Area of Expertise : Metal extraction; Ultrahigh pure metals and compounds; Heat transfer modelling No. of Papers published : 02 Equipment/Software Skill : Patent : Technology : Awards and Recognition :
My current research focus is metal extraction primarily incorporating the non-ferrous metals like Mg, Na and Ferroalloys. To develop processes for ultrahigh pure metals and compounds is my aim. Currently pursuing my PhD in the area of phase change and associated heat transfer modelling during metal distillation and refining. My other research interests are to design and develop mineral processing and extractive metallurgy processes, application of modelling in process development and troubleshooting in terms of energy and efficiency using LCA and energy audit methodologies.
I extensively use various kind of high temperature furnaces and associated accessories, softwares like FactSage and Matlab, Design of Experiments, and characterisation tools for my research. Process thermodynamics, kinetics and transport phenomena are intensive aspects of my work.